KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- We're scoreless after one period here at Wings Stadium. Hard to believe, considering the way the Komets came out, outshooting Kalamazoo 10-1 in the first eight minutes.
It's been a back-and-forth game, with great goaltending at both ends. The shots are now 13-8, in favor of Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne's Kevin Hansen got a game misconduct for being the third man in a fight between David Hukalo and Mark Versteeg-Lytwyn. As I said recently after Mitch Woods took a similar penalty, I applaud the intent of sticking up for a teammate, but Hukalo helped initiate the fight and it wasn't worth Hansen getting tossed. That being said, it is hard to think about the implications of such a thing when you're in the heat of a game.
The Komets have a lot of energy so far, considering the brutal schedule this weekend. They'll have to keep it up.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette